Testing for Clostridium difficile (AAEP Convention 2008)

Clostridium difficile bacteria can cause severe, sometimes fatal colitis in horses. When a horse develops severe diarrhea (particularly if blood is present), C. difficile might be suspected, but veterinarians must confirm the infection to make sure they treat the the right organism. Toward that end, Carlos Medina-Torres, MV, MSc, a DVSc candidate at the University of Guelph in

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